and table games –in townships such as Fairview. Attorney Donald Karpowich related that supervisors have before Dec. 31 of this year to pass a resolution that they do not want such casinos in Fairview Township; after that date, if no resolution is passed, supervisors will no longer have the authority to stop a casino from being built here.
Still, Karpowich said, he finds it unlikely that anyone would put a casino in Mountaintop, with the Mohegan Sun in Wilkes-Barre. Supervisor Robert Orloski asked that prohibiting the casinos be put on the board’s December agenda, so that he and other supervisors can then either vote for or against it.
In other business, the Mountaintop Hose Company answered 30 calls in October and passed out 1,400 glow necklaces to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, reported Hourigan, who added that the necklaces were “well-received as they have been for many years.”
Fairview Police handled 266 incidents in October, including 35 calls for suspicious circumstances, persons, or vehicles, nine animal complaints, seven burglar alarms, six domestic disturbances, one theft, and one narcotics possession, reported Orloski. Police issued 12 traffic citations and nine warnings and made three driving-under-the-influence arrests.
Officers assisted other police agencies 30 times last month and three of the Fairview officers received training for basic drug investigation procedures. About 700 Halloween trick-or-treat safety bags were given to Fairview Elementary children from the police and officers assisted the fire department in passing out glow necklaces on Halloween night.
The road department has been busy clearing roadsides and berms, as well as working at Memorial Park, which has been undergoing renovations all year, reported Supervisor Russ Marhold. He asked that, when it snows, residents do not block township plows by parking on the streets and that people also remove portable basketball hoops from roadsides. Those that do not comply will have their vehicles towed, he said, and those that leave out basketball hoops that then damage the plows, will absorb the cost of repairing the damage.
Fairview is ordering a tar buggy, Marhold went on, which is a piece of equipment used to fill cracks. The township hasn’t repaired cracks on its roads in a few years, as it is costly to rent this equipment. With the purchase, the township will save money in the long run.
In October, the zoning department took in $2,305 in fees and permits, reported Zoning Officer John Doddo. These included a new home construction, a fence, a garage roof replacement, and a soliciting permit. Two complaints were received last month, Doddo added, and are currently under investigation.
Wasiakowski read a letter from the Kirby Library stating that, in honor of National Library Week in April, library officials are trying to resurrect a 5K run once held there. The run would be on Sunday, April 8, beginning and ending at the library, and runners would need to cross Kirby Avenue. Irene Zeigler, from the library, who wrote the letter and attended the meeting, asked the board for permission to hold the run on township roads and for help with traffic control. Supervisors will speak with the chief of police about the matter, they said, noting that Kirby Avenue is a county road, so Luzerne County may have to be involved.